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March 10, 2011

Ronnie and Shakey play tribute gig

tribute to Ian Stewart

posted by Mike Walton

Ronnie Wood along with fellow Stones drummer Charlie Watts, and former Rolling Stones bass player Bill Wyman performed at a tribute concert in honor of original Stones member the late Ian Stewart,Mick Taylor another ex- Stone was also part of the all-star event on March 9 at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, It was billed as a Ben Waters show "with special guests."
keyboardist Waters has organised a tribute album to Stewart, "Boogie for Stu," that is now set for release in April.
Other stars who performed included new Face Mick Hucknall,Shakin' Stevens and Jools Holland. Songs performed on the night included "Little Queenie," "You Never Can Tell," "Can I Get a Witness" and "Hi-Heel Sneakers."

In 1985, Stewart died of a heart attack at the age of 47. He was part of the Stones' original lineup but was fired in 1963 by the band's then-manager Andrew Loog Oldham, because Oldham did not think Stewart's beefy looks fit the image of the band. However, Stewart (who was often referred to as "the sixth Stone") still worked with the Rolling Stones as a studio keyboardist until his untimely death. Stewart also served as the band's tour manager for many years.

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